Officials: Grumman out as relocation site for children entering US illegally

The Department of Health and Human Services was considering using the former Grumman site in Bethpage as a place to relocate thousands of immigrant children. (6/27/14)

BETHPAGE - Federal officials are no longer considering housing immigrant children in the U.S. illegally in Bethpage.

The news comes from Rep. Steve Israel and Rep. Peter King.

The Department of Health and Human Services was considering using the former Grumman site in Bethpage as a place to relocate thousands of immigrant children.

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Thousands of unaccompanied kids have been coming to the U.S. in recent months to flee violence in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

Opponents had said that the site was not an appropriate place to house children.

There's no word yet on why the Bethpage plan has been ruled out.

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